The Perfect Portable Gift For the Guy In Your Life

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I’ve mentioned before how difficult the guys in my life are to shop for! They’re the kind who when they want something, they go out and buy it! So when the time of year rolls around I have the women bought for months in advance and I’m still scratching my heads as to what I should get the guys!

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How to Get Fabulous Hair Styles Without The Fuss

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How to Get Fabulous Hair Styles Without The Fuss

I’ve already mentioned how much I loooove getting all dolled up this time of year and I showed you my favorite holiday makeup but I haven’t told you about my amazing new tricks to getting great hair everyday!

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Make It & Take It OREO Snow-Ball Party

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We’re so excited for the holidays, are you?! Lately in addition to being super excited about the upcoming festivities and time off of school, Amber’s been missing her friends that she used to see at playdates all the time, but doesn’t get to play with anymore now that they’re all in school. Week days are full of school, weeknights have all those extra-ciricular activities, and weekends are busy with family and church, so it’s hard to even just find time to keep up these friendships. We have had to move so often in her lifetime, however, that I really don’t want to see these special bonds she’s made over the past few years we’ve been here fade. With the holidays right around the corner and things kicking into full gear I wanted to do something to celebrate, but not something that would feel it would be adding an extra stress for moms with full schedules during that busiest time of year.

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Ice Princess Makeup Tutorial

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I absolutely love getting all dolled up for everything this time of year! Whether it’s a trip to the Nutcracker or just celebrating the holiday with family at home, I think it’s a great excuse to be beautiful! Lately I’ve been loving the winteresque Ice Princess makeup look, and when I heard about the COVERGIRL #GirlsCan campaign it seemed like the perfect time to share it with you all!

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Sweet & Salty Apple Snackwiches Recipe with Reese’s Spreads

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Sweet & Salty Apple Snackwiches with Reese's Spreads

Can you believe it?! We’re in that home stretch towards Thanksgiving! I just love the holiday time of year, and think that Thanksgiving is wonderful. However, I feel that it often gets over looked in the glory of Christmas. So while I plan for Christmas year round, this year I also wanted to be intentional about really celebrating Thanksgiving the month of November. In spite of, or maybe especially because of, the insanity of our recent move! One way we’ve done this is after the kid’s bedtime prayers each night we each say one thing that we’re thankful for. It’s quick and easy but I’m been surprised that it really does make an impact!

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7 Layer Cookie Bars Recipe

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I have to admit–one of my very parts of the holidays is the baking! Ever since I was a little girl I looked forward to making our classic holiday favorite recipes! One staple that we had to make every year was our 7 Layer Cookie Bars, it honestly wouldn’t feel like the holidays if we didn’t make these and Fantasy Fudge every year! These are also just perfect for giving out on cookie platters as gifts–so you might want to pick up enough ingredients for multiple batches!

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Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes So Delicious You’ll Break Out the China Again

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Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, rolls, pies–just thinking about it all makes my mouth water! We absolutely LOVE a big old fashioned classic turkey dinner so much that we make one both for Thanksgiving and then again for Christmas. For each occasion we always end up making so much food for the day since we just can’t bear to pass by any beloved dish that there are always leftovers, which is awesome! As delicious as the meal is, however, no one in my family feels like eating it “as is” for 7 meals in a row. That’s why this year I brainstormed and came up with two awesome, simple recipes that use up all those leftover items. Not only are they delicious, but by using up what I already have sitting around we will be saving ourselves a ton of money!

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The Best Ways to Stay Healthy All Winter Long

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It’s that most wonderful time of the year! While it’s important to stay healthy all year–it seems like this time of deadline and celebrations is one of the most important to make sure you stay healthy during! That’s why I wanted to give you all a little refresher course! While these are all things you’ve possibly heard before as great ways to help support your immune system, I wonder how often you’re actually doing them? Make sure to note them and start doing them ALL today for your best chance at health this season!

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